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Byron Shire Council looking at innovative ways to deliver community outcomes

Byron Shire Council is looking at ways to deliver services and projects for residents sooner.

Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson, said delivering better services and outcomes for the community was a key priority of the Council.

“Issues such as affordable housing, sustainable economic growth and job creation are difficult for Council to solve alone,” Mayor Richardson said.

“We need to be open to partnerships and opportunities to deliver great project outcomes for our community,” he said.

“We have developed a draft Supporting Partnerships Policy that establishes a framework to assess if there is a genuine benefit to the community to deliver projects that will provide economic, social, environmental and cultural outcomes.

“We want to look at how Council can harness the innovation and capital of non-government sectors to deliver better outcomes for our communities through more purposeful collaboration across the sectors.

“It’s a new way of thinking and the draft Supporting Partnerships Policy is a key pillar to accelerating the development of sustainable investment in Byron Shire.

“Byron Shire Council is highly regarded for its innovative approaches to projects, so we are keen to see what the community thinks about this,” Mayor Richardson said.

The Draft Supporting Partnerships Policy is on exhibition until 10 August 2017.

For more information go to or call 6626 7000.

Media contact:

Media Communication Officer
Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.